Offered in collaboration with the Iliff School of Theology, a Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Arts in Pastoral and Spiritual Care (MAPSC) integrates religious knowledge and spiritual care with social work training in direct practice work with individuals, families and groups. You’ll be prepared for professional social work licensure and to provide counseling services in religious institutions and faith-based organizations as well as traditional mental health settings.


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Your Career Options

With an MSW and MAPSC dual degree, you’ll graduate with a competitive, cross-disciplinary skillset that will give you an advantage in the job market. Career options include:

  • Providing therapy in a religiously affiliated mental health agency
  • Working as a private-practice therapist with a spiritual focus
  • Working as a spiritual director in private practice, congregational settings, schools or retreats
  • Providing pastoral counseling in churches, religious organizations, or in other faith-based settings
  • Serving as a chaplain in hospitals, schools, elder-care settings or hospices

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Key Faculty

Marquisha Lawrence

Marquisha Lawrence Scott

Assistant Professor

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MSW/MAPSC Application Process

You must apply for the MSW and MAPSC separately and be accepted into each program in order to qualify for the dual degree.